– USA, TX – Athlon Energy (NYSE: ATHL) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Bart Kalsu, 47, to serve as a Director, effective immediately. Mr. Kalsu will serve as an independent director and a member of the audit committee. Mr. Kalsu is currently Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading IT management software company, where he is responsible for global accounting and finance functions as well as maintenance renewals.
“I am proud to welcome Bart to our Board of Directors. With a distinguished career in accounting, finance, corporate controls, and operations, he brings a high level of integrity, knowledge and insightfulness across many disciplines in business,” stated Bob Reeves, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Bart’s accounting expertise, energy background and strong leadership will undoubtedly prove beneficial in his role as a member of our Board.”
Mr. Kalsu joined SolarWinds in 2007 as Chief Accountant and Vice President, Finance. He was named Senior Vice President, Finance in 2011 and was promoted to his current role in 2013. Mr. Kalsu began his career in 1990 with Arthur Andersen LLP and served as a Senior Manager in the audit and assurance practice, primarily in the energy industry. Mr. Kalsu holds a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.
About Athlon Energy
Athlon Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, development, and exploitation of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin.
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